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post #41 of 60
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Cameragirl wrote: They look normal, but sit low enough that they'll last me through October or so when it starts to cool off here.

 

Oh my, just reading that makes me want to give up and go lie down under a fan.  We start getting much cooler evenings/nights in early September here, and I am soooo ready for it by then.  It's only 78 here right now, and it feels like 92; that's plenty warm enough for me.  Blerg.

 

Birthfree -- lol.gif   How reassuring!


Oddly enough, we've had a very cool summer. The normal temps around here are 100* or so, with occasional 115* days. The year I had DD, it was over 100* every day, but most days were around 115*. I was so hot and swollen that I was begging that baby to come out.
post #42 of 60

So I know most people attibute the belly to bloating and I can understand that as the belly is bigger in the evening but I am waking up with a deffinate bump in the morning. All my low rise shorts fit but only 2 pairs of jeans that were a little big before and have stretch fit comfortably. Mostly I am hanging around the house in a sports bra and yoga pants. I am so worried when I do go back to work that I wont even fit in my work clothes as everything was really fitted and that will just not work.

post #43 of 60

GrowingPeaPod - You need bella bands! My friend wore her regular work pants for months with a twin pregnancy with those!

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GrowingPeaPod - You need bella bands! My friend wore her regular work pants for months with a twin pregnancy with those!



My Bella band is saving my life right now (well, the cheap Target version). I am just not ready to announce yet, and even if I was my summer maternity stuff is WAY too big for me right now. So, I use the Be not just to keep regular pants up while unbuttoned, but also to sorta flatten out the pudge that baby #3 is pushing up. Sexy, it is not, but it IS practical.

post #45 of 60
I've been living in Old Navy maternity shorts and yoga pants. The shorts have a tie waist, so they stay up. The yoga pants have a fold-over waist and I'm big enough now for them. It is warm, so the belly bands aren't feeling comfortable. DH and I went through my shirts yesterday, too. I packed everything that is normal length, and luckily the longer shirts still fit okay. I'm trying to get through the summer without buying too much. Most of my maternity clothes are long-sleeved or pants since I worked full time with DD's pregnancy.

Oh, and that gut is there ALL day. It does get bigger, but it is definitely here to stay.
post #46 of 60

I think maybe I could hide it but just look like I am getting a pooch EXCEPT for the fact that I am a dance teacher and wear leotards to class.....so I almost want to tell all the parents next week so they don't just think Miss Mizelle is gettting fat! haha

post #47 of 60

I dropped my breakfast on my shirt today for the first time.  I only ever get food on myself when I am pregnant.  So yeah, no hiding it!

post #48 of 60
cameragirl, my bloaty fart baby wanted to say hi


7w5d. Baby 3. I should lay off the beans.
Edited by cygknit - 8/10/11 at 6:18pm
post #49 of 60
Very cute! smile.gif I've noticed that even when I'm not bloaty or farty, the belly doesn't go down. I think I'm officially stuck with it now. smile.gif At least I didn't have to try to hide it this time.
post #50 of 60
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Lol!  Love the Bloaty Fart Baby nickname... that is hilarious.

 

It's so bad now... I have separated abdominal muscles and have since pg #1, but my daughter totally blew my muscles out - you know that "boys are low, girls are straight out"?  It was true for me. Soooo, now there is like a 1" separation at least - so I'm esp Bloaty Fart Baby, but it'll motivate me to finally tell my parents, faster.  Otherwise, I'd tell them when the baby was already here. ;)

post #51 of 60

I think I'm stuck with mine, too. My tummy wasn't flat before, but it was certainly smaller, lower, and more modest. I'm attempting to hide it at work. It's working, right?? Ha.

 

BIrthFree, I had to laugh. I dream of telling my mom sometime in late March!  Your bloaty fart baby is a blabbermouth, like mine ;)

post #52 of 60
I grew this chunk of baby last time, so I have absolutely no hope of *not* showing so soon. She stretched me out so badly that I still have stretch marks 2 inches wide, and it has been five years. Good thing she is cute. smile.gif

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post #53 of 60

Awww, she's too cute, cameragirl!  (Do you do a lot of photography?  Is that where your username comes from?  I have a friend named Camera, pronounced ca-MEHR-a, and that's how I always read your UN.)

 

When my MIL was pg with #7, they were living far away from her family, and she knew her mom would be worried.  So they didn't tell her until the baby was born.  I'm not sure if they told other family, or if everyone knew to keep it a secret from MIL's mom.

 

I've started wearing my Old Navy maternity skirt; it's a fold over one made of a nice stretchy knit and is so incredibly comfortable.  I might marry it.  I noticed today, though, that it had kind of migrated down, so the tighter fold over part was hugging under my belly, and my shirt was snug, too, so I totally looked like I was showing off a baby belly.  We see my parents at least once a week; I'm sure they're going to suspect something, since this is around the time I generally get pregnant again.

post #54 of 60

Lots of early bellies! This is #2 for me and I'm not even 7 weeks and already having trouble hiding it, yikes! Part of it is the sudden massive breast growth though - its was what gave me away to my mom the first time and it's going to do it again. Is anyone else dealing with this already? I've gone up a cup size in a week! I'm going to be soooooo much bigger when I'm nursing this time, since I will be starting at pretty much the same size as I was when I was nursing DD. Any ideas for hiding until I'm ready to reveal (or do I just need to get ready quickly, lol?!)

post #55 of 60
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Awww, she's too cute, cameragirl!  (Do you do a lot of photography?  Is that where your username comes from?  I have a friend named Camera, pronounced ca-MEHR-a, and that's how I always read your UN.)


I generally have my camera slung around my neck when we're out somewhere. My name is actually Jillian. smile.gif My 9.9 lb, 19.5 inch chunk of baby is pretty big now. This was the picture I took for her party invite this year.

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post #56 of 60

Too cute!

post #57 of 60
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Lots of early bellies! This is #2 for me and I'm not even 7 weeks and already having trouble hiding it, yikes! Part of it is the sudden massive breast growth though - its was what gave me away to my mom the first time and it's going to do it again. Is anyone else dealing with this already? I've gone up a cup size in a week! I'm going to be soooooo much bigger when I'm nursing this time, since I will be starting at pretty much the same size as I was when I was nursing DD. Any ideas for hiding until I'm ready to reveal (or do I just need to get ready quickly, lol?!)


I need to go buy some new bras. I saved my bras from last time, but I'm pretty sure they're in the back of our storage unit somewhere. I've definitely outgrown what I have.

Loose clothes should help hide the belly. Celebrities always carry big purses in front of them, but that's not exactly practical for most of us. smile.gif
post #58 of 60

I put on a loose shirt today, a maternity shirt actually but one I wear whether I'm pregnant or not because I like the length & the colour.  I thought it would help hide my tummy.  My mom stopped in earlier, and after she left, I turned around and caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror.  My shirt totally sits up on my belly, accentuating it instead of hiding it, and then kind of tents out down from there.  It's not an empire or babydoll type shirt, just a polo t-shirt with an unfortunate fit.

post #59 of 60

Cameragirl, that's my sister's name!  I hardly ever see anyone else with that name and spelling.  

post #60 of 60

I totally thought I was getting away with hiding it yesterday until I caught myself in the mirror. I had to take a pic for you guys.

 

Mamandeflille, my actually successful moves have been to wear a tank or shelf bra with a tank over it and THEN a shirt. Nothing like squishing to help (if you can stand it). My boss was staring at my boobs last night, I guess she's noticed the size, too. Eep.

 

Cameragirl, I love that pic! I have zero talent with a camera and wish I could capture my kids better. I think you birthed a baby bigger than my second son at 3 months old!

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